And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, sa... [More]
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And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
It was Dr. Van Til who shocked the new students into doctrinal awareness. No fact is unrelated to the God of the Bible, he declared. All truth, to be known aright, must be seen in the light of the revelation of the Creator and Redeemer. By God's race we, his redeemed creatures, think God's thoughts after him. Christianity is not probably true; it is truth. All merely human philosophy and science is challenged and found wanting. God upholds all things, including unbelievers. The believer and the unbeliever have everything in common metaphysically, but epistemologically they have nothing in common. In our proclamation of God and his grace, we present the triune God as the sole ground for all our salvation from sin, for all of life, and for all our thinking. If it is indeed not our King's intention for the civil authority to enforce the first great commandment, then among the five alternatives Bahnsen offers as possible standards for civil law, natural revelation as indeed "a sin-obscured edition of the same law of God" "suppressed in unrighteousness by the sinner" is that to which we must appeal....